Discussion in 'VW Jetta hybrid forum' started by Ant, Sep 15, 2015.
I emailed my dealership but still awaiting response....
I have a 2013 and it was not recalled. the recent letter is just a service reminder
I thought all 2013's were recalled. What is your production month?
I bought a Certified Used 2013 Hybrid a couple of months ago with 9500 miles on it. At 11500 miles I started noticing gear noise and about three weeks ago. The Engine was pulled and the transmission replaced under warranty. Other than this problem, I have no complaints with the car.
Oh wow...that's crazy. Maybe these DQ200's weren't ironed out before they hit our shores
You have one of the early ones. Perhaps it did not come with the synthetic transmission fluid. Interesting. Does your manual call for transmission servicing at 40K miles? Mine didn't. Well after the recall which replaced the synthetic fluid, the manual was amended.
Mine was part of the recall but I bought it certified with 900 miles on it.so dealer said it was fixed but idk. I have Not seen anything about the dsg fluid change. Do you have a copy of the letter??
sorry new here hello everyone!!!
I don't still have a copy of the letter but here is a copy of the insert to the maintenance manual.
yes I have the same insert
I wa told by my dealer its about$400 to do the service
Is that for just the transmission fluid change or a total 40K mile service?
just fluid change
Wow. That will mean that a 40K mile service will run $800 or more. So much for economy.
Doh! That was a big upside coming from the dq250. Ooh well
I just wonder if VW by making a change like this after production has some responsibility for the financial impact. Going from lifetime fluid to a $400 cost every 40K miles impacts vehicle cost of use.
I've been wondering that myself. That's always been a big highlight of the dq200... Zero maintenance. I'm really tired of the TDI forum threads where people are speculating what they're entitled. But equally... Makes you wonder about this circumstance where the dq200 wasn't even designed for any kind of wrench turning.
Yes. This is a design glitch by VW where the cost is being passed on to the car owner. As long as the car is under warranty a complaint could be filed with the BBB. In anticipation of this I brought this up in a previous complaint with the BBB, but the VW rep said there was no change in transmission service, which was true at the time. My logic was that changing from a synthetic fluid to a petroleum based fluid would require more maintenance. However, at that time VW would not acknowledge that logic for this transmission. I think I still have a record of that, but even if I don't BBB should.
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